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Connecting Xbox 360 to laptop...Does anyone know how?

TanyaSpace Avatar
8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
We have a 360 connected to our hd tv.
I thought about plugging our 2nd 360 in the laptop so I can use that screen to play
co-op games with my hubby on 2 screens (hate splitscreen).... (no tv card is installed and it also doesn´t have VGA in, only out)
I saw adapters (went from the 360 to a USB port on the computer) etc before but I can´t find the web addy anymore.

Anyone?

Thanks :)
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
I've seen USB cables to connect your controller to you PC so you can use it for PC games and I've seen them to connect te xbox hard drive to a PC, but not to connect the video output of the xbox to a PC...

Not 100% sure this would work, but you can get cheap TV dongle things now, maybe one of those would have an input you could use?
#2
The hassle is not worth it, buy a second screen for 2nd xbox
#3
Costs a lot more than an adapter though lol
We have an hd tv and 4 normal tvs, i dont really wanna game on a normal tv though.
The quality on the laptop screen is a lot nicer....
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You can't really, the only option is to use a capture card which would most likely have to be standard definition and usually there's a very slight lag which can make playing games frustrating. Combined with the horrible image quality from deinterlacing and upsampling it's not a great option.

The internal link between the laptop and the display is not a standard one that you can jack the laptop into unfortunately.

John
#5
I know that there is an adapter that goes from the console to USB on the computer.
I saw these before on ebay and a website. I just can´t remember the name of the thing
which is why I posted ;-)
#6
Found something :) Item 130237369010 on ebay...
The thing i had seen before looked a little different but it´s pretty much the same.
This one´s even cheaper so I might give it a go :-D
#7
TanyaSpace;2658305
Found something :) Item 130237369010 on ebay...
The thing i had seen before looked a little different but it´s pretty much the same.
This one´s even cheaper so I might give it a go :-D


That is a capture card as I mentioned in my post, upsampling and deinterlacing a low resolution signal to your laptop display is not going to look good and additionally a cheap one like that is likely to have even more of a delay than normal.

John
#8
Oh i see...
Well I guess I´ll think about it...
Maybe it might be better to just play on a normal tv then, qualitywise anyway

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